Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wrapping up 2014.

December 31, 2014. Today. We wrap up the year.

Last year I didn't want to write a wrap-up post. I wasn't feeling it.

Today I feel like crap and so I'm also not exactly feeling it.

I had a pretty quiet year, blogging-wise.

I never expected to look back and think, wow, I didn't write that often - and yet - I found myself skimming post titles and finding my favorites.

Or my least favorites, because of topic and emotion, not because of content or writing style.

So - here's 2014 for you - wrapped up in a bow of sorts.

You'll see a theme, for certain. It's difficult to go through the first full year without your parent and find yourself writing about much else besides living with the loss. But I did. Now and then. Only these posts are who I am and what mean the most to me. So - here you have it - me - this year.

emotions, family, memories, loss, grief, blogging

February 27, 2014: I'm only human.

April 9, 2014: Stuck.

May 23, 2014: So much.

July 1, 2014: Time apart. 

July 16, 2014: Perspective.

August 7, 2014: Tomorrow.

September 10, 2014: New York will always be home.

September 23, 2014: Wrestling with G-d. 

October 16, 2014: Ten Ways to Help Your Child Grieve.

November 5, 2014: One year gone by. It still hurts.

November 12, 2014: Grateful for friendships that pull you out of the darkness. Or let you stay there if you need to.

November 17, 2014: Just before bed. 

December 26, 2014: I carry him always.

And there you have it. Should you decide to click over and read, thank you. Should you decide not to, well, that's okay, too. Thank you for being here anyway.

Wishing you and yours a beautiful and blessed new year.


  1. They say time heals all wounds. I say time just gives a little of a buffer. Though I've not lost my dad, losing my brother still cuts like a knife, and it's been 6 1/2 years. You never get over it. But gradually you start to remember the good things and smile through the tears of grief.

    In everything, I am here for you, my dear. My heart holds you, and always will. You are not alone.

  2. It seems like a very raw and emotional year for you! Grief is a hard thing for sure, and I know for me, writing it out really helps.

    Here's to 2015 being your year.

  3. Happy New Year! I know 2015 will be good to you. 2014 was hard, I know.

  4. 2014 was a slow year for me too. I found it really hard to get into blogging and focused on spending a lot of time with my family.


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